#
04/02/2014 // 32 comments

Sneak Peek: ‘Sweet Paul Eat & Make’ Book

sweet-paul-cookery-book
sweet-paul-book
lestat-sweet-paul-dog-book
sweet-paul-book-recipe
sweet-paul-craft-book
sweet-paul-diy-painted-chargers
inside-the-sweet-paul-book

I first started working with Paul Lowe four years ago back in 2010 when I started my Will’s Picks feature for his magazine, Sweet Paul. I will never forget how Paul believed in me: I was still working in a 9-5 and burning the midnight oil to build my freelance career when he agreed to commission the feature from my pitch. All these years later, it’s a pleasure to still be a part of the team that creates a magazine with more than six million readers an issue.

Those of you who have met Paul with attest to his warm, jovial and creative spirit, and it’s that very spirit that pours out from the pages of his new book, Sweet Paul Eat & Make, which was published in America yesterday. Split into a series of recipes and simple kitchen crafts for morning, brunch, noon and night, it’s a clever fusion of food and DIY. Exquisitely styled, photographed and laid out recipes feature throughout, from Maple-Roased Granola and Finnish Rye Bread for Morning and Brunch, to Pasta with Chunky Pesto and Roasted Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie for Noon and Night. Mixed in are a series of quick and stylish ‘rustic-chic’ makes, just like the painted charger plates seen above. For those of you who like tasty recipes that are quick and use minimal ingredients, Sweet Paul Eat & Make will become your kitchen bible. What do you love about Sweet Paul, friends?

// Photography by Will Taylor | DIY and actual book photography by Alexandra Grablewski | Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

SuSan

02 / 2 / 2014

Looks like an awesome cookbook. Nice illustrations. Thanks for the look inside.

Bea

02 / 2 / 2014

Ohhhh I remember that post you did all those years ago about being a contributor to the magazine. You’ve both come on so far!!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

02 / 2 / 2014

@Susan – The watercolour details are divine, right? So in love with this book!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

02 / 2 / 2014

@Bea – You do?! Thank you! Paul has definitely been an inspiration to me. x

mel

02 / 2 / 2014

Such a great idea to combine recipes and kitchen DIY! Lovely story about how he believed in you all those years ago, the world needs more people in the world like that. M xx

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

02 / 2 / 2014

@Mel – I agree, such a fresh idea! And, yes, the world definitely could do with a few more kind souls! xx

Hannah

02 / 2 / 2014

Oh my! I’m so excited to buy this now! Just introduced my Mum to the wonderful world of sweet paul and she’s a HUGE fan too!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

02 / 2 / 2014

@Hannah – YAY! Spread the Sweet Paul word! ;) x

Cushionista

02 / 2 / 2014

I love that you have continued the working relationship throughout the years and are now in a position to give something back. I need to buy this book! Sweet Paul sounds like a great guy! :)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

02 / 2 / 2014

@Cushionista – Yes, you should totally buy it – it’s a FAB book! :)

Louise - 30s Magazine

02 / 2 / 2014

I’m such a fan of Sweet Paul so I can’t wait to get my hands on his book. Did you see his video with the 39 questions? Loved it!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

02 / 2 / 2014

@Louise – Yes, it was totally brilliant! SO fun!

Home Arty HOME

02 / 2 / 2014

LOVE THIS!! perfect combination of delicious-looking food and crafty design! tasty! thanks for posting.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

02 / 2 / 2014

@Home Arty HOME – It’s gorgeously designed as well. So pleased you enjoyed the post!

caroline @trend-daily

02 / 2 / 2014

I’m really looking forward to seeing Paul’s book Will-He’s incredibly talented and I’m also a huge fan of his craft ideas too. Lovely xx

SArah

02 / 2 / 2014

Wow! This book looks perfect! I have to put it on my wish list! Thank you for sharing!

jillian

02 / 2 / 2014

so beautiful!! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

02 / 2 / 2014

@Caroline – You are going to fall in love with this book, it’s like one big SP magazine. Divine! x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

02 / 2 / 2014

@Sarah – Anytime! :)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

02 / 2 / 2014

@Jillian – The best cookbook I’ve seen in ages! x

gudy herder

02 / 2 / 2014

What I basically love are two things: first himself! He seems to be kind, generous and extremely generous, I was about to sign up for his Makerie in NY and will do one day. Then, he is one of the most amazing stylists I know, probably even my favorite male stylist. Honestly, I have never tried any of his recipes but that’s because I am not a big recipe fan. But yes, that will be probably the first cook book I am going to get this time. xx

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

02 / 2 / 2014

@Gudy – You won’t regret it if you do buy it, I promise – it’s wonderful! Hugs xx

geraldine@littlebigbell

02 / 2 / 2014

What a great book. Definitely one for my hubby or I may even try a recipe or two. Love the photos and the painted plates are just genius! xx

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

02 / 2 / 2014

@Geraldine – Let’s have a Sweet Paul dinner party! ;) x

Serena

03 / 3 / 2014

I love Paul and everything he makes… :-)))

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

03 / 3 / 2014

@Serena – You and me both! :)

I can’t wait to see the book…it was such a pleasure meeting him when he came to Terrain last year. I was seated next to him and we had a lovely chat! Warm + jovial indeed.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

03 / 3 / 2014

@Susan – The terrain event looked so nice. You will love the book! :) x

my scandinavian home

03 / 3 / 2014

The books looks so great, I love all the bright colours and imagery – plus you get to make some great stuff too – win win!! /Niki

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

03 / 3 / 2014

@Niki – Lovely to see you stop by, thank you! Yes, such a beautiful book! :)

andreas

06 / 6 / 2014

Amazing explosion of fresh colours, I dig this book just from these few snapshots. Also, that DIY painted charges using the bright hue of blue look so summer-ish and definitely something worth trying out as each one would be completely unique.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

06 / 6 / 2014

@Andreas – Aren’t those painted chargers so cool? Love them! :)